Padua Parents

"Opportunities for Parents, created by Parents"

The Padua College Parent Group is a great way to meet up with other parents and to get involved in various activities while your child is at Padua. The Parent Group meets once a term as a whole group, and there are several sub-committees that might interest you. Read more here:

Padua Parent Group Dates 2019 Padua Parent Group Dates 2019 (113 KB)

Parent Group Advice for Year 7 Parents & Students Parent Group Advice for Year 7 Parents & Students (335 KB)

Padua Group Meeting Minutes (February 2019) Padua Group Meeting Minutes (February 2019) (129 KB)

Padua Group Meeting Minutes (May 2019) Padua Group Meeting Minutes (May 2019) (120 KB)

Padua Group Meeting Minutes (July 2019) Padua Group Meeting Minutes (July 2019) (111 KB)

Staff Contacts Staff Contacts (223 KB)

Padua Parents - General Information

Susan McLean

In a world where cyber technology issues are ongoing challenges for all of us, the Padua College Parent Group invited Susan McLean, author of ‘Sexts, Texts and Selfies’ and one of Australia’s foremost experts in cyber-safety and young people, to present information to us regarding the challenges of cyber-safety and discuss what we can do about the issues confronting us. It was a wonderful night and some fact sheets that Susan provided to us are reproduced here for you to peruse.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents, Teachers & Carers Internet Safety Tips for Parents, Teachers & Carers (1277 KB)

School TV

Here, you'll find a range of topics each published monthly with comprehensive videos from leading specialists and organisations.

You'll also find Fact Sheets, suggested books, apps, websites and much more. And because SchoolTV is independent, we've pulled in some great content from organisations such as Beyond Blue, ReachOut, HeadSpace and others.

I trust you get great value from every edition and happy, safe parenting!

Link - School TV

Positive Education At Padua College

As many of you are aware the College is very excited about the ways in which we are striving to meet the educational and social-emotional learning needs of our students. The roll out of Positive Education across the College has begun, and students have been working to understand their individual character strengths. Staff at the College will work with students to encourage them to look at their character strengths and build on them to achieve their goals. Parents will be kept up to date regarding what is being covered at school so further discussion can take place at home. The program we have chosen to undertake at the College is called Learning Curve and parents are very much encouraged to have a look through the program. It can be found at Login: Padua Password: Padua

So far this year, we have focussed on our three College expectations; Do Your Best, Help Others Achieve, Respect Community and Environment. These three basic expectations cover everything we do here at Padua and students have been asked to reflect on how they can achieve these expectations- the fundamental question being what does it look like when we are ‘Doing Our Best?’

One important resource for parents is SchoolTV (you will find the link on this page). Our partnership with this wonderfully rich program ensures parents have immediate access to expert advice on a range of issues that impact the lives of young people.

The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students. With so much going on it can be hard to find the balance between study and life. It is a time when personalities start to emerge, there are more complex interpersonal relationships and there is the pressure to perform academically. With all of this going on, it’s not surprising that some students have an emotional response and it is therefore extremely important for parents to know how to support their children during this time. There is a great deal of interesting information on SchoolTV for parents.

Some young people will need more support than others. Keeping the communication lines open with your child, their teachers, mentors and other parents will be crucial. Being aware of your child’s mental and physical wellbeing can play a vital role in their success.

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact your child’ Homeroom Teacher, House Coordinator or a member of the Wellbeing team.

It has been a very positive and fruitful start to the year, we thank all of the students here at Padua for their willingness to engage in their learning and development. 2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting and fulfilling year.

Catholic Education Melbourne - Term Dates

Please note that these dates are not specific to Padua College but are provided to give a broad indication as to future Term Dates that Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) works to. Click Here for link to CEM website

Moving House?

Padua College Change of Address Form Padua College Change of Address Form (381 KB)

Parents' Drug And Alcohol Resource Book

A parent group at Trinity Grammar School has made available a parent resource on teenage alcohol and drug use to the wider community. The publication has been produced for all schools on the Peninsula by 'Communities that Care', a group auspiced by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, which aims to build safer neighbourhoods in our community. Padua College is working with the group and all other secondary schools on the Mornington Peninsula to provide the Parents' Alcohol & Drug Resource Book to all incoming Year 7 families. Please find below a link to the resource from the Trinity Grammar School website for those families who would like to access it. The Peninsula schools' edition has a different foreword, but the information is the same.

Parent's Drug and Alcohol Resource Book Parent's Drug and Alcohol Resource Book (12520 KB)

Occupational Health & Safety

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures for Mornington Campus. This system has been developed with the safety of our students as of paramount importance and we ask you to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk.

Mornington Campus Student pickup & Drop Off Mornington Campus Student pickup & Drop Off (101 KB)

Tips and options to prevent back pain associated with school back packs Tips and options to prevent back pain associated with school back packs (291 KB)

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